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Facebook Pursues Music Video Rights in Challenge to YouTube; Spotify’s Tastebuds to Revive Social Music Discovery; Bandpay Set for March 2020 Debut


Facebook Pursues Music Video Rights in Challenge to
Record labels have been itching for Facebook to step up and give them a credible alternative to YouTube.

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Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.”

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Bandpay Set for March 2020 Debut; Milestone-based Payment Platform Guarantees Trust Between

The solution is Bandpay, a fully customizable payment platform that allows two parties to establish milestones in a project, assign payments to each milestone, and guarantee that funds are available to complete a transaction.

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Multi-territory digital licensing hub in Africa shows signs of success ahead of potential ‘streaming boom’
Creation of hub was led by South Africa’s CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association)

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Discovery Networks under fire over music-royalties
The way musicians and composers are paid for music used within TV shows is causing controversy as 2019 comes to an end.


BroadwayHD Launches Next Generation Streaming Video Service with

The premier streaming service for live theatre BroadwayHD is available online at, and via a dedicated app on iOS,Android, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Roku.

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Most Listened to Artists on Flutin in 2019

Check out these independent artists who found their way to the masses through Flutin.

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Max Tundra on Extending an Album’s Life Through a Remix
The producer and DJ talks about Daphne & Celeste’s Sunny Day.


When Spotify Insists You Love ‘Let It Go’ and Lady
The streaming giant is recapping subscribers’ listening habits, going back a whole decade, and some don’t like what they’re hearing; ‘audio truth serum.’

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Billboard Parent Company Valence Media Acquires Nielsen
Billboard parent company Valence Media is acquiring the Nielsen Music insights and product suite that fuel its charts data, reuniting the brands after a decade-long separation.


The Streaming Revolution: So Much to Binge, So Hard to
The ease with which we can watch or listen to almost anything anytime has made our relationship with individual releases both more immediate and more numbing.


In the Spotify Age, Bang & Olufsen’s Speakers Sound Like
The way people listen to music has changed. Bang & Olufsen hasn’t caught up.

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Beyond radio: All the ways to get satellite, streaming music and more in your
If you haven’t bought a new car in ages, you might not be aware your in-car audio options these days extend far beyond AM/FM, CDs and MP3s

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6 Questions (and Answers) with Claudius Boller, Managing Director, Spotify Middle East and
How do we build the future of the music industry in the Middle East and Africa? Now a year into Spotify’s launch in 13 new markets in the region, Claudius Boller is continuing to build the Middle Eastern and African market.

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5 Techniques For Digitally Marketing Your Music Beyond
While press has historically been a key part of helping an artist break out, into the industry, the world of music industry journalism has become so crowded that many artists. Continue reading

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How Spinnin Records is meeting the ‘challenge of holding on to the attention of millennials’
Spinnin’ celebrated its 20th birthday in 2019. Here, CEO Roger de Graaf tells MBW about his career in the music industry and the challenges of marketing dance music today…

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Apple Music offers up 6 months of free music for the
Apple Music’s standard free trial is a generous 90 days. But, for the holidays, someone in Cupertino has decided to double this offer.

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